UTAH MILITARY INSTALLATIONS
Hill Air Force Base is an Air Force Materiel Command base located in northern Utah. It is the Air Force’s second largest base by population and geographical size, and is home to many operational and support missions. The base is also the largest single-site employer in the state of Utah, with an economic impact of more than $4 billion annually. The host organization at Hill AFB is the 75th Air Base Wing. The 75 ABW oversees 1,000,000 acres and more than 1,700 facilities valued at $4 billion while providing installation support to the Ogden Air Logistics Complex, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, Air Force active duty 388th and reserve 419th Fighter Wings and more than 50 mission partners that employ more than 24,000 personnel.
Camp Williams is a training site operated by the Utah Army National Guard. It is located 26 miles south of Salt Lake City. It consists of 28,000 acres of training areas and has a billeting capacity of 2,800 troops. Camp Williams is the main training site for the UTNG, including artillery, engineers, academies & other units. Training facilities include small arms weapons firing ranges, artillery firing points and maneuver areas. There are also many types of training available in the surrounding areas. This includes specialized winter, desert, mountain, and amphibious training. Most of this training can be conducted within a 50-mile radius. Camp Williams is also home to the 140th Regimental Regional Training Institute.
Utah Test and Training Range (UTTR) is located in north-western Utah and eastern Nevada. It is contained within the Great Salt Lake Desert, approximately 70 miles west of Salt Lake City, Utah. UTTR provides the largest overland safety footprint available in the Department of Defense (DoD) for aircrew training and weapons testing. UTTR provides training for air-to-ground, air-to-air, and ground force exercises. The 388th Range Squadron operates and maintains the UTTR. The squadron provides responsive open-air training and test services that support day-to-day training, large force training exercises, and large footprint weapons testing. The 388th Range Squadron provides key functions and capabilities required for range support of Air Force operational test and training programs. This includes range infrastructure systems, equipment, software, targets, facilities, data processing and display, land and airspace, security, and safety.The UTTR also has the largest overland contiguous block of supersonic authorized restricted airspace in the continental United States. Chaff and flares are authorized over much of this area. The airspace, situated over 2,624 square miles, is Air Force owned. The remainder is owned and managed by the US Army at Dugway Proving Ground. Airspace boundaries do not necessarily coincide with the boundaries of the DoD land beneath this airspace.
Dugway Proving Ground is a testing center located in the Great Salt Lake Desert about 85 miles southwest of Salt Lake City, Utah. Dugway is the Nation’s premier defense proving ground that provides high quality testing, data and information. Dugway’s mission is to protect America’s war fighters, citizens and allies against present and emerging threats by using recognized quality standards and processes; to advance technology and support all aspects of chemical and biological defense, meteorology smoke, obscurants, illumination,, and munitions testing.
Tooele Army Depot is a lean, flexible Western Depot Complex supporting global, multi-service Central Ammunition Management (CAM) operations and engineering precision design and support. The Depot’s mission is to provide America’s joint fighting forces with ammunition peculiar equipment (APE) in support of military missions before, during and after any contingency.